Actually, it is not for 1000 days. It is just that 3 years times 365 days plus June 27 through June 30, 2008 equals 1098 days, and that is way too cumbersome to convert into a blog headline. Futhermore, our release date will not be determined until May or June of 2011. Therefore, 1000 Days sounded just about right, more or less. Having noted all that, we are humbled and thrilled (Pres. Uchtdorf would refer to the feeling as "joyfully overwhelmed") about having this marvelous opportunity to serve in La Mision Mexico Veracruz.

Con amor,
Pdte. y Hna. Pete and JoElla Hansen

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This tire represents 7700 pesos. We were driving between Posa Rica and Papantla to an early morning meeting with the zone. As we hustled around a sharp corner their was a bache, BAH-chay, a hole in the road. This one was very sharp and steep and deep. I saw it at the last second and had to choose the bache or the oncoming bus. The bus won and so did the bache. You can see the blowout at 3 o'clock on the tire. The rim is bent. This was the right rear tire. The right front didn't blow out but it separated. A taxista, taxi driver, was kind enough to stop and help us. Mom talked with his passengers and we passed a referral to the missionaries. After the zone meeting, we limped back to Poza Rica (20 km) and 7700 pesos later had two new Michelins and a straightened rim. We were protected on this one.

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